St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 1

Year 1 Staff

Class Teacher: Mrs Kay Fawkes 

Support Staff:  Miss Milstead, Mrs Macleod, Mrs McComish, Mr Louis (PE)

Phonics: We have now learnt all of our sounds and have started to recap them. Please revise all of the sounds using your pack given to you following the Parents Phonics Workshop, and Edshed.

If you have any queries please ask Mrs Fawkes.

w/c 16.04 24: or, (as in work and born) c (as in Nancy), g (as in Giraffe).

w/c 22.04.24: i (as in lion) u (as in music) e (as in meteor) a_e (as in cake)

w/c 29.04.24: e_e (as in Pete) i_e (as in like) u_e (as in flute) ou ( as in proud) are (as in hare)

w/c 6.05.24: ph (as in Phil) wh (as in wheel) aw (as in fawn) ir (as in girl) oy (as in boy)

Summer Term 

Welcome to the last term in Year 1!

Writing: we will be recapping types of sentences, the use of conjunctions (and, because, but) to add more detail to sentences, revising the prefix 'un' and suffixes 'ed' 'ing' 's' 'es'. We will be exploring diary writing, adventure stories and character descriptions.

Maths: We will be exploring the topics of Multiplication and Division, fractions and moving on to time, position and direction.

Geography: we will be looking at the differences between living in the UK and China as well as deepening our understanding of maps.

Science: we will be looking at plants.

PHONICS!!! we will continue to have phonics learning at the forefront of out learning. Please continue to use Edshed and complete the home learning sent home each week!




Spring Term 2:

This half term we will be looking at the following:


English: we will be revising all the sounds we have learnt and using them to prepare for the Phonics Screening. In our writing lessons we will be writing: fantasy stories using the Tiger who came to tea; non chronological reports about animals and writing a diary as if we were the tiger who came to tea. 


Maths: we will be investigating numbers from 0-50, looking at place value and addition and subtraction. We will also be measuring height, weight and mass.

In science, we will explore environmental issues and continue to look at planting seeds and how the plants grow.

During Art we will explore mixing colours through different media

Geography: we will be exploring the UK looking at the 4 countries, their seasons and weather patterns.

As normal we welcome any volunteers into class to help with reading, computers or any other skills or interests that you wish to share.


Autumn Term

English: In our writing lessons we will be practising the alphabet and forming both capital and lowercase letters. We will look at writing sentences with capital letters and full stops. We will write about ourselves and explore fairy tales and stories of Paddington, Stick Man and The Lighthouse Keeper. 

Maths: We will start the year looking at Place Value of numbers up to 10, simple addition calculations, exploring shapes and recognising parts and wholes. 

Phonics:  The children will recap Chapter 2 and 3 sounds and then begin to learn the Chapter 4a sounds. 

Reading: We will listen to the children read at least once a week in school as well continuing to introduce  them to a wide variety of different stories in our English lessons. We ask you to read the phonics shed and big cat books with your child four times before we change it as well as enjoying the sharing book with them too. We will be building on the children's expression and fluency as well as building on their love of learning. 

History: Our topic this term, will be local history, with a focus on Windsor Castle.

Home Learning: This will be set on a Wednesday and consist of:

A maths or English sheet, Reading 5 times a week and one activity on the Phonics Shed website. 

On some occasions there may be research for our topics for the children to complete. 

Woods Visits: TBC 

PE days: Wednesdays with Mr Louis, Thursdays with Mrs Fawkes

Phonic Shed Phonemes

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In this video I have recorded all the sounds that the children will learn in Year 1. It is extremely important that they learn all of these sounds so they can use them in their writing and reading as well as in their phonics screening.